The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1960 2152 2069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.02% 9.59% 9.72%
As % of the Vendors category 23.84% 23.29% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1514 1425
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £211 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 62 84
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.49% -1.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.85 £29.00 £27.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8222 9239 9480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.03% 41.16% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 6173 6138
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 203
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.04 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +12.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 298 £450 +5.88% 132
Canary Wharf +1 23 £425 -5.55%
Croydon +6 16 £475 +15.15% 1
Uxbridge +4 9 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames +3 9 £355 +9.23% 9
West End of London +2 9 £279 -32.46% 9
Docklands, London +3 8 £500 - 1
Feltham +1 7 £438 -2.77% 1
Westminster +6 4 £425 +41.66% 1
Hammersmith +4 4 £518 +331.25% 1
Ilford +3 4 £138 -63.33%
Brentford +2 4 £475 +26.66% 1
Bromley +10 3 £575 +194.87%
New Malden -10 3 - -
Barnet - 3 £400 -
Chessington +3 2 £300 -
Enfield - 2 £200 -
Hendon - 2 £425 -
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Chiswick 0 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Wembley -1 1 £500 +316.66% 1
Hillingdon - 1 £425 -
Hackney - 1 £375 -
Southwark - 1 £200 - 1
Hayes - 1 £225 - 3
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1282 (31.86%) MS Excel
2 1171 (29.10%) Windows
3 1065 (26.47%) SQL Server
4 954 (23.71%) Finance
5 915 (22.74%) SQL
6 793 (19.71%) Active Directory
7 783 (19.46%) .NET
8 769 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
9 760 (18.89%) MS Office
10 733 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 674 (16.75%) C#
12 555 (13.79%) CRM
13 509 (12.65%) SharePoint
14 489 (12.15%) Dynamics CRM
15 472 (11.73%) Office 365
16 448 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
17 418 (10.39%) Banking
18 417 (10.36%) Windows Server
19 411 (10.21%) Migration
20 402 (9.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 396 (9.84%) ITIL
22 393 (9.77%) VMware
23 383 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
24 339 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 327 (8.13%) PowerShell
26 323 (8.03%) JavaScript
27 317 (7.88%) Project Management
28 308 (7.65%) Windows 7
29 298 (7.41%) Citrix
30 276 (6.86%) Cisco

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 509 (12.65%) SharePoint
2 260 (6.46%) MS Exchange
3 226 (5.62%) Skype for Business
4 184 (4.57%) IIS
5 107 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 105 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
7 86 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 74 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 62 (1.54%) CMS
10 56 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 50 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 46 (1.14%) Confluence
13 42 (1.04%) WebSphere
14 35 (0.87%) Apache
15 33 (0.82%) SAS
16 30 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
17 27 (0.67%) Apache Pig
18 25 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
18 25 (0.62%) IBM Notes
19 24 (0.60%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1282 (31.86%) MS Excel
2 760 (18.89%) MS Office
3 235 (5.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 170 (4.22%) MS Project
5 149 (3.70%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.75%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.27%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.20%) SPSS
11 6 (0.15%) InDesign
12 4 (0.099%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.050%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.025%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.025%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.025%) Revit
Business Applications
1 489 (12.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 151 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
3 75 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.35%) RMDS
5 12 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.20%) FastStats
8 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.17%) Primavera
8 7 (0.17%) SystmOne
9 6 (0.15%) Endur
9 6 (0.15%) SAP MDM
10 5 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.12%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.099%) CA PPM
11 4 (0.099%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.099%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.099%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 733 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 472 (11.73%) Office 365
3 202 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (3.53%) IaaS
5 116 (2.88%) PaaS
6 80 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 76 (1.89%) SaaS
8 45 (1.12%) Yammer
9 39 (0.97%) GitHub
10 36 (0.89%) OneDrive
11 22 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (0.52%) Mimecast
13 18 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (0.37%) G Suite
15 12 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
16 10 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.25%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 8 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 212 (5.27%) Firewall
2 200 (4.97%) DNS
3 152 (3.78%) VPN
4 140 (3.48%) LAN
5 137 (3.40%) WAN
6 134 (3.33%) Skype
7 125 (3.11%) TCP/IP
8 109 (2.71%) DHCP
9 95 (2.36%) SAN
10 75 (1.86%) Internet
11 63 (1.57%) Wireless
12 59 (1.47%) Network Security
13 56 (1.39%) VoIP
14 52 (1.29%) SSL
15 45 (1.12%) Unified Communications
16 42 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
17 41 (1.02%) HTTP
18 39 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
18 39 (0.97%) LDAP
19 34 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1065 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 402 (9.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 339 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 230 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
5 221 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 199 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 190 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 115 (2.86%) Power BI
9 79 (1.96%) Big Data
10 77 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 75 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 59 (1.47%) QlikView
13 54 (1.34%) MySQL
14 51 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 50 (1.24%) Hadoop
16 49 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
17 46 (1.14%) MS Access
18 44 (1.09%) NoSQL
19 43 (1.07%) Oracle Database
20 37 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 237 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 201 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 146 (3.63%) JIRA
4 124 (3.08%) Git (software)
5 81 (2.01%) Jenkins
6 74 (1.84%) TeamCity
7 58 (1.44%) NUnit
8 55 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 42 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 38 (0.94%) Selenium
11 34 (0.84%) Subversion
12 29 (0.72%) SpecFlow
13 25 (0.62%) Maven
14 22 (0.55%) MSI
15 20 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (0.47%) MSTest
17 16 (0.40%) Moq
18 15 (0.37%) WebDriver
19 14 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
19 14 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 954 (23.71%) Finance
2 418 (10.39%) Banking
3 240 (5.96%) Retail
4 174 (4.32%) Advertising
5 147 (3.65%) Legal
6 115 (2.86%) Marketing
7 113 (2.81%) Law
8 87 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 73 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 64 (1.59%) Front Office
10 64 (1.59%) Telecoms
11 63 (1.57%) Back Office
12 31 (0.77%) Games
13 29 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.67%) Publishing
15 23 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.52%) Military
17 19 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
19 13 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 876 (21.77%) Developer
2 683 (16.97%) Analyst
3 468 (11.63%) Architect
4 328 (8.15%) Consultant
5 254 (6.31%) .NET Developer
6 219 (5.44%) C# Developer
7 175 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 172 (4.27%) Support Engineer
9 166 (4.13%) Project Manager
10 165 (4.10%) Support Analyst
11 159 (3.95%) Microsoft Developer
12 157 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 143 (3.55%) SQL Developer
14 141 (3.50%) Business Analyst
15 124 (3.08%) Microsoft Consultant
16 116 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 112 (2.78%) Administrator
18 110 (2.73%) Service Analyst
19 107 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support
20 106 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 783 (19.46%) .NET
2 260 (6.46%) ASP.NET
3 252 (6.26%) HTML
4 236 (5.86%) Web Services
5 175 (4.35%) CSS
6 162 (4.03%) WCF
7 136 (3.38%) .NET Framework
8 123 (3.06%) AngularJS
8 123 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 112 (2.78%) XML
10 107 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 92 (2.29%) jQuery
12 81 (2.01%) REST
13 79 (1.96%) WPF
14 77 (1.91%) HTML5
15 73 (1.81%) Entity Framework
16 66 (1.64%) SOAP
17 59 (1.47%) COM
18 58 (1.44%) Middleware
19 51 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 383 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 139 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 120 (2.98%) Blackberry
5 103 (2.56%) User Experience
6 77 (1.91%) Clustering
6 77 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 62 (1.54%) Fixed Income
8 57 (1.42%) Replication
9 56 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 42 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 41 (1.02%) PKI
12 40 (0.99%) iPad
12 40 (0.99%) NHS
13 39 (0.97%) Equities
13 39 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 34 (0.84%) Derivative
14 34 (0.84%) Virtual Team
15 31 (0.77%) Fintech
16 26 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1171 (29.10%) Windows
2 417 (10.36%) Windows Server
3 308 (7.65%) Windows 7
4 246 (6.11%) Linux
5 229 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 218 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 201 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 92 (2.29%) Android
9 89 (2.21%) Unix
10 79 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 77 (1.91%) Windows 8
12 66 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 59 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 57 (1.42%) Mac OS X
15 48 (1.19%) Apple iOS
16 40 (0.99%) Mac OS
17 19 (0.47%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.35%) CentOS
19 11 (0.27%) Windows 2000
20 9 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
2 555 (13.79%) CRM
3 448 (11.13%) Business Intelligence
4 411 (10.21%) Migration
5 396 (9.84%) ITIL
6 317 (7.88%) Project Management
7 268 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 257 (6.39%) MVC
9 241 (5.99%) TDD
10 222 (5.52%) Scrum
11 198 (4.92%) DevOps
12 181 (4.50%) SDLC
13 179 (4.45%) PRINCE2
14 168 (4.17%) ERP
15 164 (4.08%) Change Management
16 163 (4.05%) Analytics
16 163 (4.05%) ETL
17 160 (3.98%) Data Modelling
18 142 (3.53%) Business Analysis
19 138 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 915 (22.74%) SQL
2 674 (16.75%) C#
3 327 (8.13%) PowerShell
4 323 (8.03%) JavaScript
5 209 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 154 (3.83%) Java
7 96 (2.39%) C
8 92 (2.29%) Python
9 88 (2.19%) VB
10 82 (2.04%) VBA
11 47 (1.17%) Bash Shell
12 44 (1.09%) VB.NET
13 37 (0.92%) Shell Script
14 36 (0.89%) Perl
15 34 (0.84%) Scala
16 33 (0.82%) C++
17 30 (0.75%) Ruby
18 28 (0.70%) PHP
19 27 (0.67%) VB6
20 26 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 268 (6.66%) Degree
2 267 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 237 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 181 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 109 (2.71%) MCSE
6 101 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (1.64%) MCP
8 64 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 57 (1.42%) CCNA
10 54 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (1.27%) CCNP
12 42 (1.04%) MCSA
12 42 (1.04%) PMI Certification
13 41 (1.02%) MCITP
14 37 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 33 (0.82%) PMP
16 27 (0.67%) ISEB
17 25 (0.62%) CISSP
18 24 (0.60%) CCIE
19 22 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (3.06%) QA
2 98 (2.44%) SLA
3 90 (2.24%) PMO
4 59 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 41 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 17 (0.42%) COBIT
9 11 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.22%) GDPR
11 7 (0.17%) HL7
11 7 (0.17%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.15%) MiFID
13 4 (0.099%) Basel III
13 4 (0.099%) EMIR
13 4 (0.099%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.099%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.099%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 793 (19.71%) Active Directory
2 248 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 86 (2.14%) XenApp
5 64 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 64 (1.59%) vSphere
6 57 (1.42%) Docker
7 47 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 43 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.77%) BitLocker
11 27 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 22 (0.55%) VMware ESX
13 14 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.35%) Xen
14 11 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.20%) NFS
15 8 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 7 (0.17%) vCloud
17 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 240 (5.96%) SCCM
2 90 (2.24%) SCOM
3 71 (1.76%) Puppet
4 56 (1.39%) Ansible
5 55 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 37 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 33 (0.82%) WSUS
9 29 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
10 26 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 24 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
12 23 (0.57%) AirWatch
13 20 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 19 (0.47%) Nagios
14 19 (0.47%) NetBackup
15 18 (0.45%) Backup Exec
15 18 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (0.40%) SCVMM
17 15 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 393 (9.77%) VMware
2 298 (7.41%) Citrix
3 276 (6.86%) Cisco
4 260 (6.46%) Oracle
5 164 (4.08%) SAP
6 157 (3.90%) HP
7 96 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 91 (2.26%) IBM
9 81 (2.01%) Symantec
10 77 (1.91%) Apple
11 68 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 66 (1.64%) Google
13 65 (1.62%) CheckPoint
14 58 (1.44%) Tableau
15 52 (1.29%) Adobe
16 48 (1.19%) Dell
17 46 (1.14%) NetApp
18 43 (1.07%) Splunk
19 41 (1.02%) EMC
20 38 (0.94%) Juniper
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